Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Vwasa Lodge, Malawi (Part 3)

 Today I am taking you around Vwasa Lodge Safari Park with an armed guard on our first evening and these are the photos and video I took as we travelled round the area.

This was the hut where we eat our  meals.  
We brought food that the Malawian men cooked for us.

Mourning Collared Dove and below hundreds of spiders in this huge web.


Kudu (female)

Kudu (male)

These looked like enormous cacti trees.

We saw a herd of Buffalo with Warthogs 
but they were in the bushes and difficult photograph.

Of course we saw more Elephants.

Impala was always the most often antelope seen in any of the safari parks.

My grand children spotted this tree that I think the guard told us it was a bottle tree and they wanted to stop and pick one seed up.  
It turned out they were very heavy.

Daniel was so pleased when the guard let him hold his gun.

The family but look how proud Daniel is.

Back to the hut where we waited for our dinner.

This was one of the 2 huts we slept in. We had one for the girls and the other for the boys. My final shot before retiring was of the sunset behind the trees.

I have a short video of Kudu, Elephants and Impala, CLICK HERE if it does not appear below.

I hope you enjoyed coming along with us for the evening safari drive.

Many thanks for visiting and also for leaving comments.


  1. What an amazing experience. I love that golden light too.

  2. Such a lovely orange glow in your shots. The landscapes are really beautiful and you really experienced a new side of life there.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. Hello Margaret, what an awesome trip with your family.. The wildlife sightings are just incredible.. Wonderful photos and video. Have a happy day!

  4. Hari OM
    In all my years in different parts of Africa, I don't think I saw as much wildlife, and that too, as close and all in one go!!! Marvellous experience for the kids.... though I have my reservations regarding weaponry....... YAM xx

  5. Such and amazing adventure... like I've only taken through my imagination while reading! =) blessings ~ tanna

  6. Such a wonderful trip, Margaret. My husband would be so excited to make a trip like this for photography.

  7. What a fabulous trip you're all having Margaret. I've come in without reading Parts 1 and 2... I shall return and do just that! Your photographs are incredible too :D)

  8. amazing wildlife you got to see! the warthogs are just fascinating beasts!

  9. love all the wildlife images. the impala are exceptionally beautiful. love your sunset image.

    but why the armed guard.

  10. Impressive photos Margaret, they were very enjoyable. As was the video.

  11. Your adventures in Malawi have been wonderful to follow! The wild animal sightings were all incredible! And love the grandkids with their own joys...looks like the grand-daughter made a baby doll out of that seed pod (boy that's an interesting tree!) and the grandson looks proud as punch at being entrusted with the weapon. Perhaps in his little boy fantasies he was imagining a lion springing forward into the camp so he could shoot it and be the hero for protecting you all! :-) The fact that these children got to share in this amazing place is something they will treasure for the rest of their lives!

  12. I so enjoy seeing all the animals. The Impala is a sleek looking animal.Thanks again for sharing these photos.

  13. The impala and Kudu are beautiful! Look at those ears, and the markings! I have never seen anything like this huge cactus tree! The Bottle Tree is glorious! And look at those pods hanging from it, kind of shaped like bottles. Maybe that is how they got the name. What do you think they will do with the huge seed? What a fabulous day!

  14. Incredibly beautiful pictures, here as well as in the previous posts.

  15. What wonderful experiences you are sharing with your family. I'm amazed at how close you are able to be to the wildlife without disturbing them. Fantastic photos and video.

  16. Wonderful set of pics. I love the ones of the impala and kudu looking right at you.

  17. I notice that your grandchildren are barefoot. Is there no problem with ringworm and other parasites? Is that a Cape Buffalo? Great photos as always.

  18. I LOVEd that bottle tree, and the cactus tree is very interesting. All your shots are wonderful, even if the ones of the buffalo/warthogs are not so great technically, they are still wonderful to see.